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Archive Boxes Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Category (Record Storage Boxes, Specialty Boxes, Moving Boxes), By Material (Plastic, Paperboards, Metal), By Application (Residential, Commercial)and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region :Global | Report ID: FBI102621 | Status : Ongoing



Archive boxes are widely used to keep files, folders and other essential products at one place that saves the space of the room area. Companies usually print their business logos on the archive boxes to increase brand awareness among customers. Environmental degradation takes place due to the waste generation of the archive boxes from various industries, hence there is an increasing trend of preferring environmentally friendly archive boxes made up of recycled material by the various e-commerce companies such as Amazon, Snapdeal. For instance, in September 2019, Amazon pushes a phased out of the corrugated boxes made up of 100% recycled material to global e-commerce.

Nowadays, manufacturers are keenly focusing on designing acid-free archive boxes to avoid quality degradation of the packaged item. In addition to this, manufacturers consider various factors such as security features, lockability features, heavy-duty, and waterproof features to provide higher quality archive boxes to the customers. The aspects such as inventory management, establishing an effective distribution channel for the archive boxes of various category and the innovation in the box design play a crucial role for the businesses in the archive boxes market. 

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Key Market Driver -

Rising demand for the packaging sector across the globe is expected to fuel market growth.

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Key Market Restraint -

Higher repair and maintenance cost of the archive box manufacturing machinery is anticipated to restrain the market growth.

Archive boxes are extensively used in the packaging of the home appliance products such as refrigerators, TV, washing machine and many others during their shipments and delivery. Therefore, increasing growth in the home appliances industry give rise to the revenue generation from the archive box products. According to the Sun-Connect-News Organisation, the Global refrigerator market is projected to increase to USD 65 million in 2030 than that of USD 20 million in 2018. Moreover, archive boxes are widely used in retail stores for the packaging of various products such as food products, machinery, pharmaceuticals, apparel, and many other products. hence, increasing growth in the retail sector coupled with online shopping flourishes the consumption of the global archive box products. According to the House of Commons Library, online retail sales in the UK was accounted for 5% of the total retail sales in 2008 which has increased to 18% in 2018.

Cardboard boxes are prominently used in offices to stores records and other essentials for the office uses. Moreover, these boxes are used in households to store the various stuff, hence increasing residential and commercial infrastructural facility fuels the consumption of the archive boxes for the longer term. Also, rising demand for the transportation sectors such as railways, buses, airplanes, ships helps to provide ease for the transportation services and ultimately provide demand for the archive boxes for packaging of the items during shipment. However, higher cost associated with the repairing and maintenance of the archive box production machinery impacts the small manufacturing businesses in the market.

Key Players Covered:

The key companies operating in the global archive boxes market are Box Man, HOOKING, StorePak, A to Z Janta Packaging, Smurfit Kappa, York Box, SASCO, Paige Company, Cavan Box, Abbe Corrugated, Package-In, Carton Manufacturers, ACCO Brands Corporation, etc.

The global archive boxes market is segmented by category, material, applications, and geography.

By category, the archive boxes market is segmented into record storage boxes, specialty boxes, and moving boxes. Moving boxes segment is expected to hold a major share of the market owing to its easy portability from one place to the other as compared to other box categories.

Based on the material, the market is segmented into plastic, paperboards, and metal. Paperboard segments are projected to dominate the market because of the lesser cost of the paperboard archive boxes along with ease in sealing for extra security purposes. In addition to this, paperboards are made up of recycled materials that help to reduce environmental degradation more effectively as compared to other raw material segments.

By applications, the market is segmented into residential and commercial. the commercial segments include corporate offices, and industries such as food and beverage, consumer durables and wearables, equipment and machinery hotels and many others. The commercial segment is projected to hold a major share of the market owing to the large usage of the archive boxes in storing a bulk quantity of the files and folders for keeping the various records such as sales data, financials and other business-related information in these industries.

Regional Analysis:

By geography, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa. Increasing the import of the pulpwood in various countries such as United States, Canada helps in the ease in the production of the archive boxes made up of pulpwood material in the region. According to the Japan Paper Association, Pulpwood import in the USA has increased from 656 BDT in 2016 to that of 717 BDT in 2017. Furthermore, large disposable spending of the population for various houseware storage products creates demand generation for the archive box products in the region.

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The European region is expected to grow at a faster rate owing to the increasing shipments of the corrugated boxes in the various European countries such as Germany, Italy, and Spain which ultimately give rise to the corrugated archive boxes. According to the FEFCO European Packaging Association, in 2018, Germany shows 5,434 number of corrugated boxes shipments which is 2.55% more as compared to the previous year and is the largest among other countries in the European region. Moreover, increasing housing facilities including offices and commercial spaces in the region results in the demand creation for the archive box storages for offices. According to the Infrastructure and Project Authority, the government has identified Old Oak site in the UK to deliver 24,000 housing units including offices and commercial space by 2020-2021.




By Category

  • Record Storage Boxes

  • Specialty Boxes

  • Moving Boxes

By Material

  • Plastic

  • Paperboards

  • Metal

By Application

  • Residential

  • Commercial

By Geography

  • North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

  • Europe (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, U.K., Russia, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, Australia, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • South America (Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South America)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, UAE, and Rest of ME&A)

Key Industry Developments

  • In July 2018, Smurfit Kappa, has acquired Reparenco for its paper and recycling business in Netherland to increase recycled containerboard capacity that helps to meet the increasing demand for the archive boxes for the growing e-commerce industry in the European market.

  • In August 2018, PackagingNow, an archive box provider has launched high quality and easy to port storage boxes to provide document storage solution.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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